Professional Builders Supply hires new multifamily division president

Carolinas-based Professional Builders Supply recently hired John Merritt as president of its multifamily division. Prior to joining PBS, Merritt was the managing director of CBC Capital, where he led Capitol Broadcasting Company’s investment in Professional Builders Supply in 2017. Merritt has served on the board of PBS since 2017 and worked closely with the Professional Builders Supply management team before joining the company in 2019. Merritt is responsible for all multifamily activities across PBS’s markets.


Prior to joining CBC, Merritt was an owner/operator of Envirolink, Inc. where he helped grow Envirolink into the largest provider of water and sewer public/private partnerships in North Carolina. He began his career developing real estate in North Carolina and Virginia.

Merritt graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and recently completed a term serving on the University’s Board of Visitors. Merritt has been active in numerous community organizations including having served on the executive committee of the Triangle Urban Land Institute and on the Capstone Bank Advisory Board.

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